By Max Blumenthal
Over the past 12 months, award-winning journalist and videographer Max Blumenthal has been at the back of the most sensational (and funniest) exposes of Republican machinations. no matter if it was once his revelation that Sarah Palin was once "anointed" by way of a Kenyan priest well-known for casting out witches, or his confronting Republican congressional leaders and John McCain's kinfolk on the GOP conference in regards to the party's competition to intercourse schooling (and therefore, the increase in youngster pregnancies like that of Palin's daughter), or his divulge of the eccentric multimillionaire theocrat in the back of California's Prop eight anti- homosexual marriage initiative, Blumenthal has develop into probably the most vital and most continually pointed out reporters on how fringe events have gotten the Republican get together mainstream.
Republican Gomorrah is a bestiary of disorder, scandal and sordidness from the darkish middle of the forces that now have a leash at the social gathering. It indicates how these forces are those that institution Republicans-like John McCain-have to bow to in the event that they have any desire of working for President. It indicates that Sarah Palin was once the logical number of a celebration within the regulate of theocrats. yet extra that simply an divulge, Republican Gomorrah exhibits that the various movement's prime figures have extra in universal than simply the ability they command inside conservative ranks. Their own lives were stained through problem and scandal: melancholy, psychological sickness, extra-marital affairs, struggles with gay urges, heavy medicine, dependancy to pornography, serial household abuse, or even homicide. encouraged by means of the paintings of psychologists Erich Fromm, who asserted that the terror of freedom propels anxiety-ridden humans into authoritarian settings, Blumenthal explains in a compelling narrative how a tradition of non-public obstacle has outlined the unconventional correct, remodeling the character of the Republican celebration for the subsequent iteration and atmosphere the degree for the way forward for American politics.